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The Shawnee News-Star
Posted at 5:30 PM

When Roberta Jacobson's plane touches down in Havana this week, she will be the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to visit the island since President Jimmy Carter's administration. Her job? Help restore diplomatic relations severed at the height of the Cold War.

Posted at 5:00 PM

A young Kentucky couple described as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde were captured in Florida on Sunday after spending several weeks on the run from the law.

Posted at 5:00 PM

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

Updated at 3:45 PM

The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world's wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland.

Updated at 2:48 PM

It has been 30 years since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated as a holiday in America. It has been 50 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Updated at 2:31 PM

The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.

Updated at 2:01 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

Updated at 1:38 PM

Beating their chests in anger and chanting "Death to Israel," thousands of mourners marched Monday in a funeral procession for a prominent Hezbollah fighter killed with five other members of the Shiite militant group in an Israeli airstrike in...

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